Alan Coren

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Birthday
27, 1938
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 18, 2007 (69)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
27, 1938
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 18, 2007 (69)

About

British author known for his humorous and satirical works, as well as for his frequent appearances on The News Quiz, a popular BBC radio program. He also appeared on Call My Bluff, a BBC TV game show.

Before Fame

He began his career by publishing articles in Punch magazine and The New Yorker. He went on to edit Punch magazine for nearly a decade.

Trivia

In 1973, he succeeded Monty Python member John Cleese as the Rector of the University of St. Andrews.

Family Life

He was born to a plumber and a hairdresser. With his wife Anne, he had two children: Giles and Victoria (both of whom grew up to be journalists).

Associated With

He wrote a 1978 sitcom entitled The Losers. The series starred Leonard Rossiter and Alfred Molina.